So I ended up with a very small book, with the dimensions of around 3x5 inches and weighed approximately 1 pound, by Culpepper published in 1751 titled, “Complete and Experienced Midwife.” This book was probably used by lower-classed midwifes during the 18th century as a guide to child bearing and proper remedies for the diseases. At first glance of the book, the cover is made from leather and is probably the original cover, since the cover seems to used and scuffed with marks. Once you open the book you see that the font is really small but is very legible and it is written in English, the... [+] Read more
On March 9th, 2016 the Washington Post published an article by Sari Horwitz entitled, “The Hard Lives - and High Suicide Rate - of Native American Children on Reservations” which provided some insight on the alarming rates of suicide in the aboriginal community. On the Gila River Indian reservation in Arizona, eight teens have killed themselves over the past year and there are several sights, such as a particular tree where one girl hung herself, where they are advised to stay away from because of superstitious reasons. Tyler Owens, a young man who lives on the reserve, was reported... [+] Read more
Recently, my class and I were asked to contact four non-profit organizations of our choice, requesting information about possible volunteer opportunities. I sent out 4 emails and did not receive one reply. So, unfortunately, I don’t have any volunteer opportunities to share with you. What I do have, though, is the names and websites of the organizations so that anyone interested does not waste their time like I did. The following organizations do not respond to volunteer emails:
1. Native American Rights Fund (http://www.narf.org/)
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Hi, as a former student I might not have any relevance in the context of this website anymore. However if any teachers are interested
I stumbled upon this interesting project. Since it's a newsactivism class I believe that this setup is more user friendly, simple to apply and
most importantly interesting to read.
Hope you can make something out of this,
Rio de Janeiro is the place to be in June of 2014. Flags, horns and pride will walk the streets of this Brazilian city for the 20th FIFA World Cup. It will be filled with excitement and don’t forget about the festivities!
What many of the international visitors won’t know when partying in Rio is that this city is crime-filled and is having a rough time dealing with its problems. Rio is divided in favelas, which are shantytowns in Brazil. These favelas are known for being controlled by drug lords and the exchange of illegal drugs and weapons. In recent years police force have been conducting... [+] Read more